Cathedral Window Lily of the Valley
In Victorian times Lily of the Valley symbolised happiness and hope. It was used to protect gardens from evil spirits, and at one point in time it was used as a charm to guard against the spells of witches.
In the bible, when Eve was banished from the Garden of Eden her tears were said to have transformed into the Lily of the Valley.
According to Greek mythology, Lily of the Valley was created by the god Apollo. He created the plant to cover the grounds of Montparnasse so that his nine nymphs could walk along a soft and scented carpet.
Lily of the Valley is a small delicate flower that is also highly poisonous. The most common effects are stomach ache, blurred vision, slow and irregular pulse, and in severe cases, seizures, vomiting, heart arrhythmia and even death.
The window scene is cut from copper and has numerous layers of enamel glass that is kiln fired at 800 degrees celsius. The Lily of the Valley is hand painted and fired several times to give a glossy finish. The setting is made from sterling silver and comes with a 45cm /18″ sterling chain.
The pendant measures approx 50mm (2 1/4″) high and 24mm (1″) wide.
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